Heh, you have to know that's sarcasm--has anyone used a line like that in sincerity, ever?
A study was recently done by Marist College, about some super-basic knowledge of American history. "Only 58% of residents know that the United States declared its independence in 1776. 26% are unsure, and 16% mentioned another date."
Even worse: "[F]or the second year, about one in four Americans doesn’t know from which country the United States declared its independence. While 76% correctly cite Great Britain, 19% are unsure, and 5% mention another country."
For both questions, people in the age group 18-29 had the highest percentage of incorrect answers.
No Child Left Behind started in 2001. Sure has done a good job, eh?